unswear
verb (unswore; unsworn; -swearing) Date: 1596 intransitive verb archaic to unsay or retract something sworn transitive verb archaic to recant or recall (as an oath) especially by a second oath

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  • Unswear — Un*swear , v. t. [1st pref. un + swear.] To recant or recall, as an oath; to recall after having sworn; to abjure. J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unswear — Un*swear , v. i. To recall an oath. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unswear — [unswer′] vt., vi. unswore, unsworn, unswearing to recant or take back (something sworn to), as by another oath; abjure …   English World dictionary

  • unswear — “+ verb Etymology: un (II) + swear intransitive verb : to unsay or retract something sworn or firmly stated the false swear and unswear easily transitive verb : to recant or recal …   Useful english dictionary

  • unswear — /un swair /, v.t., unswore, unsworn, unswearing. to retract (something sworn or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure. [1585 95; UN 2 + SWEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • unswear — un·swear …   English syllables

  • unswear — /ʌnˈswɛə/ (say un swair) verb (t) (unswore, unsworn, unswearing) to retract (something sworn, or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure. {un 2 + swear} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unswearing — unswearˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑unswear …   Useful english dictionary

  • play fast and loose — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s King John. KING PHILIP: Good reverend father, make my person yours, And tell me how you would bestow yourself. This royal hand and mine are newly knit, And the conjunction of our inward souls Married in league,… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • un|sworn — «uhn SWRN, SWOHRN», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not bound by an oath; not having taken an oath: »an unsworn witness. 2. not solemnly pronounced or taken. a) the past participle of unswear …   Useful english dictionary

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